VH1 just announced the Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular, a one-hour special that airs Dec. 7, and this December will include another gift from the franchise: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4.
The fourth all-star season is airing a lot earlier than I expected: Season three preceded Drag Race season 10 last spring, and I was expecting a similar schedule this year, because VH1 hasn’t previously seemed eager to air new seasons until the spring.
Instead, All Stars 4 will premiere Dec. 14 at 8, airing Fridays at 8 with “supersized, 90-minute episodes,” according to VH1.
That’s a return to Friday nights for the show, which aired on Thursdays this year. Drag Race season 9 also aired on Fridays at 8.
Between the Christmas queen special and the premiere of the new season, VH1 will air every single episode of the show ever. That’s 13 seasons total, including regular seasons and all-star seasons. (RuPaul’s Drag U does not seem to be included in the marathon.)
The marathon will run from Dec. 7 at 10 to Dec. 14 at 8.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 cast
Since the series filmed this summer, and since these queens are high-profile performers, their participation in All Stars 4 is not a surprise; the cast list released by VH1 today matches the rumored cast list perfectly.
Here’s are the 10 queens returning to compete this season, with their VHA bios:
Farrah Moan, season nine
“Farrah moaned her way through season nine, and your favorite Vegas showgirl is back for All Stars four! The cotton candy queen may have gotten lost in her emotions in her season, but on All Stars, she’s ready to highlight (wink) her talents. She wants to prove to the world that she’s more than just a cry baby and take her place on a pink pedestal in the Drag Race Hall of Fame!”
Gia Gunn, season six
“Gia Gunn is back, but does she have the firepower to blast her way into the Drag Race Hall of Fame? Absolutely. Gia wants to show she’s more than sassy catchphrases from season six. She’s fully seasoned and ready to snatch that All Stars crown!”
Jasmine Masters, season seven
“Her name is Jasmine Masters, and she has something to say: she’s here, b*tches! Back for more, on All Stars four! Since season seven, Jasmine has gone viral on social media making her the ultimate meme queen. But Jasmine wants to prove she packs more than a punchline and has the skills to take home the crown.”
Latrice Royale, season four and All Stars 1
“She’s large and in charge, chunky yet funky… she is Latrice Royale! Latrice competed on season four and as half of Team Latrila on All Stars one, but she failed to make her way to the top both times. She’s back in the werkroom to prove that an OG queen can serve it to the younger queens and finally secure her spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame!”
Manila Luzon, season three and All Stars 1
“Runner-up on season three and gone-too-soon on All Stars one, Manila is back again hoping the third time is the charm. She’s got a closet full of campy couture and the comedic chops to make Manila an All Stars thrilla, but will it be enough to finally take home the Drag Race crown?”
Monét X Change, season 10
“On her season, Monet X Change won the hearts of all and the Miss Congeniality title. Fresh off of season 10, she’s back with a fire lit under her padded ass to serve some polished looks and prove she has everything it takes to soak up the All Stars crown!”
Monique Heart, season 10
“Monique Heart came to Season 10 with talent, glitter, and Jesus. What she lacked was the funds for a closet full of costumes. Since her season, she’s performed all over the world, making that coin and amassing a stunning collection of lerks. Monique is back for All Stars, reclaiming her time, and vying for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame!”
Naomi Smalls, season eight
“On Season eight, Naomi Smalls put the LEG in ‘legendary’ and stomped her way into the top three. She’s back on All Stars to prove she can outperform the best of ’em and to show the world you should never underestimate the tall, pretty fashion model.”
Trinity Taylor, season nine
Trinity Taylor is back as Trinity the Tuck—and this tuck has teeth! On Season nine the pageant queen, with body for days, made us laugh all the way to the top four. But now, full All Star confidence, she’s here to claim her seat in the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Valentina, season nine
It’s fan favorite, Valentina! She was chopped from season nine for not knowing the words, but since her season, there’s no masking her talent. The glamorous, high fashion, Latin American diva is back on All Stars for her Telenovela redemption story—and the All Stars crown.”